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Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA - Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPAShort's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA

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BA SCORE
91
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1,573 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 1,573
Reviews: 630
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 213
Gots: 145 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Named after the hop flower Humulus Lupulus, this India Pale Ale style beer has enormous amounts of hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. With a very complex malt bill, flavors seem to meld with the hops to balance this ale and provide a ridiculous urge to sample more.
140 IBU

(Beer added by: arizcards on 06-13-2004)
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Photo of Treebs
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at HopCat. Served in a nonic pint.

A: Pours a solid orange color with a thin white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a solid ring that leaves some sticky lace down the glass.

S: A little melon and fruity berry on the nose. Some caramel malt sweetness with a hint of biscuit.

T: The taste is like the nose, but a tad sweeter. Candied melon with fresh picked strawberry. Some light grass with some caramel sweetness and a biscuity malty.

M: Medium to light bodied with a medium high carbonation. Easily drinkable with a sweet fruit finish.

O: Really easy drinkable with a solid balance of flavors. Definitely the best Short's beer I've ever had.

Treebs, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

nzerbe, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

IPAchris, Apr 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

rkf1976, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Evan, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of Tucquan
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2013-04-05 in Warsaw, IN

A - Moderately hazy golden-orange with a 1.5-finger offwhite head and good lacing.

S - Crushed hop buds, floral, orange, light malt.

T - Hop forward orange zest bitterness, which mellows momentarily for some orange flesh, lightly roasted grain, pine and a smidgen of caramel before the bitterness comes roaring back; refusing to let go as the sugars and other flavors dry away. A hop bomb for sure.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Very prickly, resinous.

O - Quite enjoyable. Reminded me a bit of a Fat Head's Head Hunter although this is not as dank by any means. A nice surprise while travelling in the midwest. Will have this again.

Tucquan, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

bman_85, Apr 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

BColton1, Apr 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Lurkerson, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of blackie
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

picked up a six at WFM P Street NW, DC

a: served in a piraat chalice, the beer is a medium orange-amber in color, sporting a thin layer of carbonation and light ring

s: the nose melds big citrus and pine pulp hops, heavy grapefruit, lightly toasted biscuity malt, and a pleasant caramel malt aroma that provides a light-moderate sweet note, slight esters and just a touch of alcohol

m: carbonation light to moderate, smooth, body on the lower end of medium

t: a base of biscuity pale malts and a grainy caramel sweetness - not too much though, and balanced as the style goes, big citrus pith and pine hop flavors and a huge resinous bitterness that powers through the finish, rustic and a little unrefined, but in an intriguing way

o: a very aromatic and flavorful ipa that doesn't betray just how hugely hopped it is until that monster bitterness hits in the finish, dig the grainy character as well, plenty of malt to even things out, like

blackie, Apr 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

DudMan, Apr 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

bob_d_j, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of wyatt13
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My dad picked this up on a recent trip through Michigan. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a light goldenrod with a creamy white head that is only about one finger tall. Really tiny bubbles give the head a certain creaminess, which promises abundant lacing. Cascades of carbonation form vertical columns. Great clarity.

S - The first whiff bombards the nose with indisputably dank hop aromas. A good bit of lemony citrus character also asserts itself. Some grassy or earthy smells like a Spring field after rainfall.

T - Green hoppiness abounds, ushering straight into some light bready qualities. An extended bitterness is left on the finish, but the bitterness is not off-putting at all. Rather, it encourages additional drinking.

M - Highly carbonated in the mouth and dries the mouth out.

O - Nothing mind-blowing, but a very solid IPA. This bottle seemed reasonably, but not incredibly, fresh so I can only imagine the dankness of a super fresh bottle. Very enjoyable and represents the name well.

wyatt13, Apr 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

miwestcoaster, Apr 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

fredmugs, Apr 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

1up, Mar 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

NSK79, Mar 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

denimdemon, Mar 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

hollywood_15063, Mar 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

neckbracesub, Mar 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

MallyOMight, Mar 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

nmann08, Mar 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Cutty, Mar 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Sparky44, Mar 24, 2013
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,573 ratings.